I managed to get some good data for Mars, but I was tired and frustrated.
And then a miracle occurred.
The clouds cleared.
It was now a dark, moonless, and cloudless sky. The Milky Way was bright and overhead in my Bortle Class 4 sky.
More coffee became involved.
I took advantage of that moment of glorious nighttime beauty and took a peek at Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. It was near the constellation Cassiopeia.
It was big and bright in my 10" Dob.
I put the camera on and took this image. It is a single frame. No stacking. No magic.
It's an easy to see comet!
|Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, August 10th 2018 at 0600 UTC|
This is the resultant image. It's really exciting!
|Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, 66 frames at 2 seconds per exposure|
This line is apparent after only a couple of minutes of frame captures.
Next week? More images, clouds willing!